Nephrologist (Kidney Specialist) Questions Birth Control

Can birth control pills result in nephrotic syndrome?

My latest urine reports have shown a considerable amount of protein loss from the body. The doctor has said that it is a result of nephrotic syndrome. I am a 34 year old woman and I have on birth control pills for the last 12 years. Could my condition be a result of these pills?

4 Answers

Hi questioner,

The birth control pills do not directly cause high protein in the urine, but you have been on this medicine 12 years - that can cause kidney and liver function to go down, plus related stresses and poor sleeping or not enough rest.
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No, birth control pills do not cause nephrotic syndrome. Need nephrology consult.
Ask your doc how much protein loss